Here are some important things to know about gender scans:
Gender scans are typically performed between 18 and 21 weeks of pregnancy, when the baby’s gender is visible and can be determined with the highest accuracy.
A gender scan is performed by a trained sonographer and is non-invasive and safe for both the mother and the baby. It involves applying a gel to the mother’s abdomen and using a small hand-held transducer to produce images of the fetus.
The main purpose of a gender scan is to check for any abnormalities or issues with the fetus, including the head, brain, heart, spine, arms, legs, and internal organs. It also helps to determine the due date of the pregnancy and to confirm a single or multiple pregnancy.
The sonographer will check the gender of the baby if desired, but it’s important to note that the accuracy can vary depending on the position of the baby during the scan.
A gender scan can help detect potential problems such as chromosomal disorders or structural abnormalities early, allowing for prompt treatment.
Consult with your healthcare provider
It’s always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider to schedule your ultrasound scans, they will be able to help you with any questions and concerns.
Not 100% accuracy
Gender scans cannot guarantee the gender of the baby with 100% accuracy, it’s an estimation based on the position of the baby during the scan.
Some parents choose not to know
Some parents may choose not to know the gender of their baby until birth, it’s a personal preference and it’s important to respect that.